Police Investigate Near-Drowning in Plainsboro

A 6-year-old girl was pulled from a swimming pool while attending a birthday party.


Police are investigating the near-drowning of a 6-year-old Trenton girl who was hospitalized after being retrieved from a hotel swimming pool on Saturday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced. 

The girl, whose name is being withheld, is being treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where she was taken after she was found in the pool at the Homewood Suites in Plainsboro.

Police responded to the hotel after receiving a call shortly after 8:30 p.m., alerting them to the near drowning. The child was taken to the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro before being transferred to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is listed in guarded condition.

An investigation by Detective Eric Potts of the Plainsboro Police Department and Investigator Frank DiNinno of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined the girl was at a birthday party attended by several adults who were supervising a group of children while they were swimming.

The child was retrieved from the pool after others noticed she was in distress. Police were notified. 

An investigation continues, but no charges have been filed. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Potts of the Plainsboro Police Department at 609-799-2333, or Investigator DiNinno of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-4194.


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